Bird Watching in Smithville, TX
Although we have bird feeders in our garden, here at the Katy House Bed & Breakfast, the birds love all the sunflower blooms and other blooming plants. To see a large number of different species, I head to the state park. We are lucky to have two state parks nearby. Buescher State Park is three miles from Katy House, and Bastrop State Park is 13 miles away. The Bastrop County Audubon Society is an active group. See the link below, showing the many species found in our parks. http://www.bastropcountyaudubon.org/checklist.htm
The Bastrop-Buescher State Parks CBC was held on Thursday, January 1, 2009. There were nearly 50 counters, which is a record. There were 120 species counted, which is the second highest count. Highlights included the Least Grebe and all three Kingfisher species.